Bal­a­boos­ta: Bold Mediter­ranean Recipes

Einat Admo­ny
  • From the Publisher
August 29, 2013

Einat Admo­ny is a 21st-cen­tu­ry bal­a­boos­ta (Yid­dish for per­fect house­wife”). She’s a moth­er and wife, but also a chef busy run­ning three bustling New York City restau­rants. Her debut cook­book fea­tures 140 of the recipes she cooks for the peo­ple she loves — her chil­dren, her hus­band, and the many friends she reg­u­lar­ly enter­tains. Here, Einat’s mixed Israeli her­itage (Yemenite, Per­sian) seam­less­ly blends with the fresh, sophis­ti­cat­ed Mediter­ranean palate she honed while work­ing in some of New York City’s most beloved kitchens.

The result is a melt­ing pot of meals for every need and occa­sion: exot­ic and excit­ing din­ner-par­ty dish­es (haris­sa-spiced Moroc­can fish, beet gnoc­chi), meals just for kids (chick­en schnitzel, root veg­gie chips), healthy options (but­ter­nut squash and saf­fron soup, quinoa sal­ad with pre­served lemon and chick­peas), sat­is­fy­ing com­fort food (creamy, cheesy pota­toes, spicy chili), and so much more.

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